Woke up and we had arrived in Long Beach, California - YAY!!!! Loved some of the cruise but 5 days at sea is soooooo long! Glad to have our feet back on the ground - literally! Had a quick breakfast on the ship and then disembarked. Gaz phoned the car company and they arrived within a few minutes with a lovely sedan to take us to LAX.
Our flight to San Francisco was on time and so quick - only 55 minutes! We were there before we knew it!
Picked up our convertible and loaded it with the cases then unloaded and reloaded - we wondered why the roof wouldn't go down - ha ha! We had to have two large cases on the back seat and one behind my seat - I wonder whose idea it was to get a convertible GARY?
Had hired a sat nav so the journey to the hotel was easy - the concierge directed us to the hotel garage and we parked and made our way to the lobby where we checked in and went up to our room on the 24 floor!
The room was nice, clean and comfortable with a city view. The porters were bringing up our luggage so we decided to go off and explore.
Took our map that the lady at reception had given us and went off to some of the local streets, it wasn't long before we found a Walgreens, a Ross and a City Target where we picked up a few beers and nice bottle of wine.
Saw a couple of nice restaurants on the way back to the hotel and decided to look them up on the internet once we got back to our room.
After a couple of pre-dinner drinks in our room we went back out for dinner. Went into John's Grill - a restaurant we had seen earlier. We both ordered steak - it was beautiful - one of, if not the best steak I've had all holiday!